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Alykanas Beach Village – Greece

We went to alykanas beach village last June…our daughter was 2. We absolutely loved it..it is perfect for children and right on the beach! I literally don’t have a bad word to say about it. Some of the bad reviews were silly like plastic cups round the pool and the walls were too white but these things would never spoil my holiday and obviously the plastic cups are used for safety! We went out of school hols so it wasn’t too busy so I’m not sure what it would be like in July/August. I would certainly go there again. Also the village surrounding had some lovely child friendly bars/restaurant’s which all had play areas and bouncy castles in…this made it so relaxing for us as our little girl was entertained too. 

RB June 2017

We went to Alykanas Beach last year & it was great for our then 2 year old. The transfer from the airport was short which was great. All inclusive so was nice and easy with plenty of choice. Right on the beach & a choice of pools through the day. Also has a splash park which he loved and an indoor & outdoor play area. Kids entertainment was ok on a night but he was a bit young, would probably be better for him this year. We would definitely go back again.

LI June 2017

Alykes 290 90, Greece


Bahia Principe – Tenerife

We’ve stayed at the Bahia Principe in Tenerife, it’s the most beautiful 5 star all inclusive hotel. It’s not within walking distance but has lots of pools spread over the 2 hotels. Lots of entertainment and if you want a walk around local villages or into Playa Las Americas, the hotel runs a shuttle bus.

HB June 2017

Calle Idafe, 38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain


Bellevue Club – Alcudia

Bellevue club, alcudia! Fantastic location, everything right on your doorstep. Was our first holiday, little one 2 and half. Loved every second.

KM June 2017

We’re staying in siesta apartments right next door to Bellevue in alcudia its amazing just as K said, everything on your door step. 

SP June 2017

Avinguda de Pere Más i Reus, s/n, 07410 Puerto de Alcudia, Islas Baleares, Spain


Blue Lagoon – Kos, Greece

Family deluxe blue lagoon in Kos Greece is amazing! 5 star and definitely worth it

LG June 2017

Nea Alikarnassos, Lambi, Kos 853 00, Greece


Majorca, C’an picafort

The holiday village in c’an picafort it’s an exclusive Thomson hotel, it’s a family hotel, kids club, shows every night for all the family, kids pool with slides etc close to the beech and town, we would defo go back it was fab.

Maybe look at Can Picafort in Mallorca, can’t recommend a hotel because ours was quite far from the beach, but the place is lovely, beach very long and beautiful, lots of shops and restaurant, activities for kids, and lots lots of hotels, villas and apartments next to the beach.

Recommended by Mumbler PS June 2017


Club Mac – Alcudia (Majorca)

Club Mac is amazing! X and X loved it.  Massive resort

JS March 2017

We went to Club Mac 2 years ago, it was amazing, tonnes to do, water park within walking distance and lots of pools

DV March 2017

We went to club mac in Majorca last year and thought it was fab

LM June 2017

Av. Tucà, s/n, 07410 Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain


Domes of Elounda

Domes of Elounda on Crete is beautiful. The flight is 4 hrs, and private transfer was about 45 mins I think. Might be a bit more than £3k at this time of year, but definitely worth it, suites are beautiful, with private pool or jacuzzi.  There’s another hotel nearby called the Blue Palace which I haven’t been to but has been highly recommended by friends. Happy holidays!

PJ June 2017

Was also going to recommend this place – it was amazing !! 

    BD June 2017

Driros Sa Tsifliki, Schisma Elountas 720 53

 


Euro Disney

Mumbler Reviews

“We went last week and booked everything through Thompsons including the Wild West dinner show.  We flew from Manchester into GDG and Disney express coach straight to hotel (Newport).  I tried to book directly but to be honest it didn’t work out any cheaper”- Recommended by Mumbler MC March 2017

“Have stayed in Sequoia Lodge and Hotel Cheyanne, both were nice but personally preferred Sequoia Lodge, it was quite a bit more money but had a lovely indoor pool and nice bar area. We have always flown with Jet 2 and then caught the local train from the airport which takes you right into the resort. We also book the flights separately from the hotel booking as it has always come out cheaper”

“Would recommend the Cheyenne- it’s one of the cheapest, but perfect for the amount of time you actually spend in the room! We traveled by Eurostar – it was really straight forward – would recommend buying the ‘half board’ food vouchers too- as it’s a lot more expensive when you are there! ”

“We have been to seqouia four times and love it. We are going again in the next holiday. Lovely and cosy feel to it. We have flown twice and gone on eurostar twice. Again this next time we are going on euro star. It takes u straight into the park. They take your luggage to the hotel too! You also get extra time on your departure day too as train does not go till 6.40ish. The plane is normally lunchtime so you get up and go. Depends what u want. I just love the eurostar and sequioa. If u stay in a disney hotel you also get magic hours before everyone else. Normally between 8-10 on a morning. I booked this trip last july and got a good deal. Upgraded the train for a small amount and upgraded the room too.”

“I’ve always booked direct with Disney” – Recommended by Mumbler AEC March 2017

“We booked with Walt Disney for our hotel. We stayed in Newport Bay. We booked flights separate and flew with Jet2. We booked a private taxi transfer which worked out cheaper than the Disney coach and also more convenient (coach only goes every hour and it didn’t coincide with our flight arrival times). We went last August and loved every second’……’We went for 4 nights and 5 days which was enough because it’s an exhausting holiday waking nearly 12 miles each day! It was 37 degrees each day too and no shelter really so tough going at times. We paid £78 for the return private taxi transfer booked in advance. There is a really good Facebook group called Disneyland Paris for Brits which will give you so many tips and ideas.” – Recommended by Mumbler ML March 2017


Hotel Palm Beach – Benidorm

Palm Beach – free tickets to Mundomar, Terra Mitica and the Water Park

Recommended my Mumbler DNH March 2017

Calle de Oslo, 2, 03503 Benidorm, Alicante, Spain


Majorca, Puerto pollensa

Puerto pollensa!!!! Loads of kids and it’s flat…long beach with shallow waters!!! Were going end of may I love it there


Majorca, Cala d’or

Ferrera Beach aparthotel near cala d’or. We went last year and loved it. Fab kids club and amazing all inc food. All staff so friendly too


Majorca, Cala Millor

We went to First Choice Holiday Village in Cala Millor this year and it was absolutely brilliant – went with my sister too so we had a 5 year old, 2 x 2.5s and a 1! And there was loads for all of them  entertainment was top notch and restaurants plenty to choose from!


Pirates Village, Majorca, Santa Ponsa

We went to pirates village in Majorca last year, pirate themed, all inclusive. entertainment, kids club and pool were fantastic, around pool is invaded by pirates twice a week, we have booked again for next year, jet2 fly there from Leeds Bradford and prices very reasonable. Without wanting to sound like a snob we have struggled to find a fab family hotel with all stuff the kids love that’s not tacky and rowdy.This is fab.

Check out pirate village in Santa Ponsa, we went this year and booked for next year too.. Mine are 2, 7 and 10 and they all loved it. Pirate themed hotel, pirate invasion
Around the pool twice a week, great kids clubs and entertainment day and night

Pirates Village is great; it’s not a luxurious holiday- it is definitely 3 star, but the kids loved it. The hotel looks great; the kids eyes were out on stalks when we pulled up! The rooms have a twin bedroom, a decent sized bathroom then a living room with 2 single sofabeds, a mini kitchen and balcony. All a bit basic and a touch dated but really clean so I wasn’t bothered. The hotel was full when we were there (Oct/Nov half term); the people were all from the north east, dead friendly but the all inclusive buffet was a bit of a scrum.

There was a nice variety of foods each meal but some people seemed to eat mountains of chips and chicken nuggets and the queueing got a bit irritating with a 2 and 4 year old so we ate out a bit. The pool was fab- a bit cold when we were there but that was November!

All in all I’d go again but maybe in a year or 2 when the kids were a tad older- the evening entertainment started at 8/8.30pm which was just a bit late for my 2. The booze was fine- I was expecting it to be a bit ropey but was pleasantly surprised. Majorca is beautiful too- we were only there 4 nights but I’d love to hire a car and go exploring next time. The resort is probably about 30km from Palma Airport. Take pirates outfits for your kids too!


Princesa Yaiza – Lanzarote

Princesa Yaiza in Lanzarote is brilliant. It has everything you want and often is mentioned as one of the best family hotels in Europe

JL June 2017

Av. de Papagayo, 22, 35580 Playa Blanca, Las Palmas, Spain


Sani Beach Resort – Halkidiki

Sani beach resort in Halkidiki. 4 hr flight, We went in April, its Absolutely fabulous, totally family friendly and not a bad tripadvisor review in sight! Highly recommend! Book direct for the best rates-They also pick you up from the airport.

LC June 2017


Sea Club – Alcudia

Sea Club in alcudia awesome holiday for small kids perfect really

DS June 2017

Av. de Mexico, s/n, 07400 Port d’Alcúdia, Islas Baleares, Spain


Stella Palace – Crete

Last year we stayed at Stella palace in Crete, it was amazing beach just over the road, 5 or 6 pools with good toddler pool, food great, plenty to do and very clean. This year we went to parque cristobal in Gran Canaria , again great destination however the beach slightly further away but plenty to do on site.

CB June 2017

Analipsis, Hersonissos Crete 700 14, Greece


TUI Magic Life – Cala Pada, Ibiza

Just been to club magic life Cala pada Ibiza with thomsons (nowhere near the party bit it’s on east side) 2 weeks ago with a 3 month old and a 4 year old. Flight time was 2.45 but took 2.10. Weather fantastic. Hotel was all inclusive and was low rise modern apartments. It had 3 restaurants , 4 pools with the children’s splash pool being fantastic- it had two slides a sail for shade and a mushroom fountain my 4 year old loved it and it was shallow throughout.
There were kids clubs and a brilliant playground with the sails for shade.
The resort is on the beach so you walk past the pools through a turnstile to collect your towels to the beach which is 5 mins and gorgeous, shallow really clear with a few beach restaurants for lunch. You can get water taxis from here too.
Food was great and varied lots of things cooked in front of you and caters really well for children .  Staff were great . Little onsite shop for inflatables etc

ED  June 2017

Carrer de Cèsar Puget Riquer, Km 3, 07840 Santa Eulalia del Río, Illes Balears, Spain